US Investment – Qatar’s New Venture Plans to Maintain Country’s Wealth
There are a number of countries that has a good and promising economy and one of it is Qatar as a matter of fact it ranks 3rd among countries with huge reserves of natural gas. The amount of oil reserves that they are able to store is projected to supply gas for the coming years which is a good thing for countries that relies heavily with those resources. Qatar have also taken steps in investing substantial amount in Britain for about ?35 billion and an additional ?5 billion investment plans for UK’s IT sector, energy resources and of course its different infrastructure for the next five years.
The QIA or also known as Qatar Investment Authority holds 20% in one of London’s international airports meanwhile the Qatar airways are considered as a major stockholder in British airways since last year. Another good thing is that Qataris pay cheaper amount for their gas compared to bottled water however despite its country’s wealth they tend to be frugal. There was a study conducted which reveals that business professionals in Qatar tend to use cheaper or free services rather than spending their money on a much greater services. A perfect example for this one is the fact that they tend to use online free letterhead maker rather than purchase pricey software.
Moreover, Qatar is also the major supplier for the liquid natural gas needed by UK. This is such a good thing to hear knowing that one of UK’s fuel imports is natural gas which covers 30% of the said import. Since Qatar is lies in the South Pars Field, this is another factor that contributes to its booming economy, the said place is known as one of the sources of natural gas. Even if there is a good source of oil output in country still many people are using conservative strategies in order to provide sustainability in the coming years.
As mentioned earlier Qatar has been making investments in UK this year and for the next five years, the investment is approximately ?1 billion however the growth seems minimal compared to the past years which is quite alarming. One of the new investment ventures that they intent to go is making an approximately $35 billion worth of investment in US, this is quite a risk but surely a worth it endeavor.
It is imperative that Qatar take into consideration new ways that will keep their country’s status high even if the country is considered as one the wealthiest countries all over the globe these days since many people are leaning towards renewable source of energy.